The Organic Lawn Care Service That Works!
No synthetic herbicide. No nitrates to weed and feed. We disagree with the big chemical industry. Our unedited real world results show that lawns do propagate quite well with organic and natural lawn fertilization methods, and with the smart use of natural methods to control unwanted vegetations over the long-term. This isn't a totally unique approach to lawn care. It is just one that unfortunately has been forgotten. We used to do it like this in the past. We offer an organic lawn care service alternative which puts at a minimum fertilizer runoffs that pollutes our rivers, producing toxic algae blooms, while at the same time giving you a lawn that you and everybody else would be proud of.
Our 3-Step Organic Lawn Care Methodology
It is not a secret, just science.
1. Topographical AnalysisIs the lawn receding in isolated areas? Do we have sunlight obstructions? How about pets? Fungal growth? Thatch layer? These are some of the questions we answer when finding the root cause of the problem. This evidence-based approach yields more fruitful answers than blindly applying products.
2. Chemical AnalysisDo we use zone sampling method or field sampling method? Each sampling method has its pros and cons, and answering focus our attention to a specific issue we are trying to address. Throughout the years, we have recorded the results of each soil test, and these records tell us the range for each types of St. Augustine, Buffalo, Bermuda, and other grasses in south Austin.
3. Soil AnalysisIs the ground made of clay, loam, sand, rocks, or just littered with leaves? Is the compacted? The soil composition will result in a different corrective action.
Our organic lawn care service in Austin is holistic and covers a multitude of services from mowing, aeration, organic fertilization and natural weed control, organic lawn repair, sod installation, and more. We are more than just mow, blow, and go. Our crews focus specifically in giving you the best organic lawn care service experience in Austin. For example, when we mow your lawn, we pass in different directions after every service to minimize the effects of soil compaction, a key driver of dead lawns. When we notice anything unusual on your lawn, we either knock at the door or contact you via email of what we can do to help you. Should we ever damage anything, we let you know and do our best to make it right. Our duty to you, we believe, is to make sure you only get the best quality service in Austin, Texas. We will take the time to bring your lawn back to life.
When you hire us to mow your lawn, we give your home the kind of attention you want. We test the soil on all our recurring clients to see if we need to adjust the soil's pH make up, nutrients, and organic matter before we even start mowing. 24 hours before service, you will receive a notification via email. Should there be delays, we will contact you via email to re-negotiate our schedule. Our trucks are also equipped with a real time text feature. Crew leaders can text you at the day of service for minor delays. During the mowing service, we meticulously mow in different directions every visit. Our mower blades, for one, are always very sharp. We normally stock multiple blades and wheels just in case. You won't see us standing around. Crews will pickup toys or lawn debris they find and set them aside. The backyard gate will always be closed after each visit. Moreover, you will always receive comparison photos after every service. In the event that we ever did something wrong or damaged anything, expect us to come back and repair, replace, or just make your experience right. All of these things put together ensures a holistic approach to lawn care maintenance that puts your interests first. We even give FREE GUIDES for new homeowners.You will not see us taking shortcuts... ever!
Organic Lawn Fertilization (Organic Fertilizer FAQ) gives the extra bump to an already exceptional lawn mowing service. We can make your lawn beautiful, just as you dreamed it be. Our organic fertilization program uses natural and organic fertilizers to ensure deep and strong root growth that lasts. You will not see us spreading synthetic fertilizers all over the place. We want earthworms to propagate because the lawn needs their castings. Your lawn will be fertilized at the beginning of the year in once in every month of March, May, July, September, and November using time released organic fertilizers. Do not worry. We are aware over-fertilization is a problem. After the initial fertilization, we provide all our clients with FREE periodic soil fertility test before fertilizing. This ensures you only get charged for services your lawn truly needs. Our fertilization process gives your lawn a lot of macro and micro nutrients. On every fertilization service, we recommend that our professionally brewed actively aerated compost tea (AACT) treatment accompany it. AACT adds beneficial microbes, bacteria, and nematodes to encourage breakdown of organic matter like thatch and leaves, and a deeper root growth. Each AACT batch is checked with a microscope up to 1200x magnification before application. Should the lawn ever need more organic material midway into the year, we will let you know and make the necessary adjustments, using peat moss, coco fibers, sphagnum, lime, organic compost, dressings, compost tea, and more. The follow-ups will ensure deep and strong root growth to lessen the chances of weed infestation. We check the soil integrity, the overall topography, and use modern science to give your lawn the nourishment it needs. Our program works best when bundled with our weekly professional lawn mowing service.
Actively Aerated Compost Tea
Our fertilization process is truly unique in the industry. When everybody else uses what the large chemical companies recommend, our approach is based from research we have performed all over the world. Yes, we travel to other countries in search of best organic practices not found anywhere in the United States, or as a matter of fact, on the internet. Our method uses natural and organic fertilizers that are known to break down very slowly, totally avoiding lawn or plant burning and minimizing over-fertilization and nutrient runoffs. Our granular organic fertilizers are generally accompanied by our professionally brewed actively aerated compost tea (AACT) treatment. AACT adds the beneficial microbes - mobile and non-mobile bacteria, archaeas, nematodes, protozoas, ciliates, flagellates, testates, fungal hypheas, rotifers, among others - to encourage breakdown of organic matter. This virtually eliminates the need for mechanical dethatching as the soil infused AACT can naturally break down the thatch layers. Each AACT batch is checked with a microscope up to 1200x magnification to confirm the types of nematodes present, the proper ratio for mobile against non-mobile bacteria, the number of flagellates per slide, and the general microbial structures before delivery. Because AACT is in liquid form, it is immediately absorbed by the grass blades and plant leaves, and eventually the roots.
Seeding the lawn helps the grass get traction to grow, lessen bare spots where weeds could grow, and cultivates the existing soil in preparation for the perennial grass to regrow in Spring. As you can see with our unedited comparison photo above, this can make a world of a difference in the appearance of your lawn especially during the colder months, where most of our southern grasses go dormant. To ensure propagation of the new seeds, we prepare the lawn before seeding and pick the right type of seeds depending on the actual topography of your backyard. Shady backyards, for example, will not be ideal for bermuda grass seeds.
Lawn Core Aeration
Start the year in Spring right with our lawn aeration service. Core Aeration helps your lawn by creating a system of non-capillary holes that makes the movement of water, air, and movable nutrients easier. This fast movement of specifically water and air is known to alleviate the effects of soil compaction. Aeration involves the removal of soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. These cores are removed mechanically by an aerator to relieve soil compaction and break thatch. Think of it as a regular facial for your lawn. Aerating opens up the pores of your lawn to allow moisture to penetrate deeply, encouraging new growth, and a deeper and stronger root system, making the lawn more hardy during extreme weather conditions. The more we expand favorable areas for root growth, the more resilient the root system would be against pests, fungal growth, freeze, thaw, and drought.
Requires professional preparation of the lawn prior to laying the sod. This preparation work is a strategic decision that is vital to the long term success of the lawn. Time and again, there are no short cuts to a great looking lawn. We take the time, effort, expertise, and energy to ensure that the sod will not just survive but also thrive. Our sod installation service in Austin takes this prep work into account because this is the only way we can guarantee that the sod we lay on your lawn will be there for a very, very long time. After service, we will give you free information to care and maintain your newly installed lawn. In our free guide, you will see how time consuming it is to really get the lush and green lawn. But it can be done. All you need is time, effort, and the right information.
Decorative Flower Planting and Maintenance
Covers planting and maintenance of rose bushes and flower beds on a recurring basis, and can be bundled with our lawn service in Austin. We’ll take care of each and every plants, carefully planting, amending the soil to proper alkalinity or acidity, fertilizing, pruning, and maintaining every visit. We handle perennials and annuals specific to your needs.
Weekly Pooper Scooper Service
Are you tired of having to go outside to pick up after your pets? We know your time is valuable, and that you can use it doing other things that really matter to you. Let 50k help remove the pet waste for you. They will be bagged after every weekly lawn mowing service. It is very affordable. Besides, leaving pet waste on your lawn only promotes pests and unfavorable soil condition. Contrary to popular belief, the lawn won't absorb pet waste right away. It has to be prepared and mixed with other organic biodegradable materials for it to break down and decompose. All of these do not happen overnight as well. For better service efficiency and results, our Weekly Pooper Scooper Service must be added with our weekly lawn mowing service.
Included are mowing your lawn to seasonally appropriate height, trimming grass edges near sidewalks or curbs, blowing grass clippings from sidewalks or driveways, and mulching all clippings. Severely overgrown lawns will result in a revised on-site estimate
Small yards are assumed to be under 4,000 square feet and can usually be completed in one hour or less. Medium yards can be anywhere between 5,000 and 20,000 square feet and can be completed in about two hours. Large yards between 20,000 and 45,000 square feet and require up to three hours to complete. Mowing times vary greatly depending on shape and size of your lawn. If there is significant landscaping on the lawn, expect longer service time. For properties that are more than 45,000 square feet, it can range from 4 hours to 8 hours.
General estimates given for lawn mowing service assume that your lawn has been regularly maintained. We may need to revise your estimate prior service if your lawn has not been mowed for many weeks. Should there be any changes, we will seek you verbal or written approval first before performing service.
If you want us to weed, aerate, fertilize, or seed your lawn as well, let us know. We will be able to provide you with an updated estimate.
Bagging grass clippings and hauling yard waste are services that can be arranged for additional fees.
Servicing the Austin area from our South Austin 78744 facility.